The Gold Rush

Restored 35mm Print!
Ends Thursday
The Little Tramp returns for the holidays in style, with a 35mm print of Charlie Chaplin's newly restored 1925 comedy The Gold Rush. Set in the Yukon of lore, the silent classic follows a lone prospector as he falls in love with a beautiful saloon girl (George Hale). It's the one in which Chaplin eats his boot and, at a would-be New Year's Eve gathering, poignantly performs the "Dance of the Rolls." In 1942 Chaplin added original music, but he also trimmed several minutes and bridged the gaps with narration. Now, for the first time, the complete 1925 version (without narration) has been painstakingly restored, and with the Chaplin family's permission, composer Timothy Brock has arranged Chaplin's 1942 orchestral score to accommodate the original's longer length. We thank the Criterion Collection/Janus Films for this opportunity. (US 1925) 90 min.



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Playing at the Rafael Film Center
Dec 23 2011 - Dec 29 2011
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center
1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael CA 94901
T 415 454 1222 E rafaeltheater@cafilm.org